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Closing date: 04 Jul 2022

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Website DevoConnect

DevoConnect is the first and premier 'devo' public affairs agency; the only public affairs agency in the UK to focus on how best to effect change through a devolved lens. ​ We shape policy thinking and decision making locally, regionally and nationally.

We are looking for someone to come and help us out over the Summer. This is a unique opportunity for the right person with the right potential. If you are looking for real experience, interested in politics and/or are thinking of a career in public affairs why not join us?!

DevoConnect is the first and only UK public affairs and thought leadership agency to focus on how best to achieve influence and effect change through a devolved lens.

We are looking for a political, creative and organised person to support our Parliamentary and Party Conference fringe events and our major conferences being held over the next 3 months. Candidates will need to understand how Westminster and Whitehall work and have a good knowledge of the current political landscape including debates and progress on regional devolution.

You will learn how to be our ‘eyes and ears’ and provide support on a variety of projects and campaigns. You will work with our Outreach, Media and Business Development Manager on the running of our social media content and provide support across a range of clients including APPGs. We are particularly looking for someone to assist with our busy party conference programme in September and October.

This role will entail a mix of working from home and our central Manchester office and will involve travel to London, Parliament, and other UK cities.

Role

  • Providing political monitoring of national, regional, and local government
  • Support the secretariat for All-Party Parliamentary Groups
  • Party Conference organisation and support.
  • Drafting briefings for the executive team and clients
  • Research for client projects and initiatives
  • Content creation and management of multiple social media channels
  • Marketing of events and campaigns
  • MP engagement and correspondence
  • Editorial support and marketing of DevoIntelligence, our monthly newsletter
  • Management of internal databases

Skills

  • Strong communication and organisational skills, with keen attention to detail
  • Hardworking, flexible, and a good team player
  • Ability to prioritise a demanding workload under pressure, and work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent working knowledge and experience in using social media channels
  • A good understanding of Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Proficient in database building and management

To apply for this job please visit www.devoconnect.co.uk.

Other benefits

Email your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

Applications close at 5pm on the 4th of July. Interviews will take place ASAP with a view to an immediate start, subject to notice.

Any other details

  • £20,000 pro-rata salary
  • 09:00-17:30, Monday-Friday
  • 3 month Summer Internship – with a view to being offered a permanent position

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Job Details

Organisation: DevoConnect

Location: Manchester/Remote

Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 (£20,000 pro rata)

Closing date: 04 Jul 2022 (5 PM)

Contract type: Internship (3 months)

Full-time/part-time: Full Time

Remote working: Yes

About the Organisation

DevoConnect is the first and premier 'devo' public affairs agency; the only public affairs agency in the UK to focus on how best to effect change through a devolved lens. ​ We shape policy thinking and decision making locally, regionally and nationally.

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